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Jason Kobely

KNSI Radio News Director

UPDATE: Jason Kobley left KNSI Radio in August of 2012 for a new position in California.

Jason Kobely joined Leighton Broadcasting as News Director in 2010. After growing up in Davis, California and graduating from UC Davis, Jason has worked in radio, TV and print journalism during his two decades in news. 

Jason was an anchor/reporter/editor at Newstalk 1530 KFBK in Sacramento, CA, earning a prestigous Edward R. Murrow award and two Associated Press awards.  Jason also worked as a director at KTXL Fox 40 and as a producer and supervising web producer at KXTV News10, both in Sacramento. 

Jason is also a freelance writer, contributing pieces published in a dozen different publications, including the Sacramento Bee, Parenting Magazine and Comstock's Magazine.

Recent Posts by Jason

Romney Picks Paul Ryan as GOP Running Mate

Aug 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.

Central MN Weather Damage Prompts Permit Spike

Jul 31, 2012

ALBANY, MN (KNSI) - A May first hailstorm that swept through the Albany and Freeport areas led to a spike in building permits in those two cities.

Minnesota settles suit over hospital debt collections

Jul 31, 2012

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) _ Attorney General Lori Swanson says the state has settled a lawsuit against Chicago-based Accretive Health Inc. over aggressive efforts to collect debt from patients in several Minnesota hospitals.

New Planning, Zoning Restrictions Approved in Rice

Jul 31, 2012

RICE, MN (KNSI) - The Rice City Council met Monday night and voted to adopt new planning and zoning ordinances and end a moratorium on construction in the city.

Vikes' Peterson 'fine now' after seafood reaction

Jul 31, 2012

MANKATO, MN (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the team's training camp residence hall after an allergic reaction at lunch sent him to a local hospital.

Pair of Robbery Investigations in St. Cloud

Jul 31, 2012

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) – Police are searching for a suspect in a Sunday morning robbery and at the same time have nabbed another man suspected of taking cash and electronics from an area house.

Minnesota court weighs edited ballot question titles

Jul 31, 2012

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in separate lawsuits over the rewriting of ballot titles for two proposed constitutional amendments.

Report of Suspicious Activity Leads to Drug Arrest

Jul 31, 2012

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) – A tip from the public led to a drug arrest Monday.

US women rout Angola 90-38 in Olympic basketball

Jul 31, 2012

LONDON (AP) - Candace Parker had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the U.S. women's to a 90-38 rout of Angola on Monday night in the Olympic basketball tournament.

Wellstone son calls Bills' ad 'disrespectful'

Jul 31, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The son of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone says an online ad from a Republican U.S. Senate candidate is ''disrespectful'' of his father's memory.

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